It is expected that all students will be present on campus during Orientation Week. If you must arrive late due to unavoidable circumstances, please read the information below and use the New Arrivals Checklist to help you catch up quickly.
Read the Guide to Orientation 2014
Although some of the events listed may already have passed, the Guide to Orientation contains important information and "how to" guides to help you get set up at LSE. Please see page 16 for a list of events scheduled for beyond Orientation Week which you may still be able to attend.
You can also download a low resolution PDF version.
Contact your academic department
Many Orientation Week events are compulsory, so you must inform your academic department if you will not arrive on time. A colleague in the department can fill you in on what you have missed and find a time to meet with your Academic Advisor or supervisor to finalise your course choices. See Academic departments.
Late registration and course choice
Register as soon as possible to get your student ID card, which will be required for access to buildings on campus. You are not permitted to attend teaching until you have attended Registration.
For information on late registration, choosing your courses and viewing your timetable, visit our registration pages. When you come to register, remember to bring your offer letter and any additional documents that the Admissions Office has requested.
Read the "How-to-guides"
Feeling a little lost? Don't worry! We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you to find your feet as quickly as possible.
Watch a recording of the LSE Welcome Presentation
Presentations are given by the LSE Director, Deans of the School and representatives from the Students' Union. This is your opportunity to learn more about the LSE community and our opportunity to welcome you to it, including valuable information about the wealth of support available to you while studying at LSE.
Recordings of the LSE Welcome Presentations can be found here a few days after the presentations are held. Be sure to check back!
Tour the campus
The LSExplorer is a self-guided LSE campus tour. You can either download and print the tour yourself, or pick up a hard copy from the Student Services Centre.
The library also offers a self-guided audio tour to help you find your way around.
Undergraduate Student Mentoring
If you are an undergraduate or General Course student who will NOT be living in halls of residence, then you will automatically be allocated to an LSE Student Mentor. Contact them with any questions you may have or schedule a time to meet with them when you arrive.
Join a club, society or media group
Don't worry if you missed the Freshers' Fair! You can still sign up for societies online. Create an account at lsesu.com, add the relevant memberships to your basket and pay at checkout. Alternatively, you can visit the "Activities Resource Centre" (ARC) in the East Building to chat with LSESU staff. If you're not sure yet what you'd like to join, get involved with the Students' Union Give It A Go events. It's a great opportunity to try new things!
Sign up to attend events
There are events going on around campus to help you get settled beyond Orientation Week. Check out the Teaching and Learning Centre's development and training events for details and to book your place. (Please note that you must be registered before you can sign up for these events)